UPDATE: Dave Chappelle has added more dates to his Radio City Music Hall takeover in August. Yasiin Bey, Lauryn Hill, and Chance The Rapper will now be sharing the stage with the comedian too. Check out the full list of dates below.
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Dave Chappelle and Childish Gambino are teaming up for a show in New York City in August.
Titled “Dave Chappelle & Childish Gambino: Live From Radio City,” the event will take place on Saturday, August 19. If you happen to be a Chase Preferred Cardmember you will have the opportunity to purchase presale tickets on Tuesday, June 13. Public on sale will open on Friday, June 16. A Facebook events page for the concert has been made and offers general information about the forthcoming performance.
Not much else is known about the event but it is sure to be a welcome surprise from both fans of Chappelle and Gambino alike. Turns out this is only one of nine shows Chappelle will be putting on at Radio City Music Hall in August. Along with Gambino, Chappelle will be joined by The Roots, Erykah Badu, Chris Rock, Ali Wong and a “very special guest” for the shows, with the first one happening on August 1 with The Roots. More information about those dates can be found here. Chappelle held a similar string of shows back in 2015, when he took over Radio City Music Hall for 10 nights.
In a profile on Gambino frontman Donald Glover, Wired spoke to Chappelle where the comedian praised the multi-talented entertainer.
“I can’t keep up with all the shit he’s doing, but it’s all damn good,” Chappelle said. “That he can do it all blows me away.”
During his set at this year’s Governor’s Ball, Glover hinted to the crowd that he would be doing one last album under his Childish Gambino moniker, saying “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album.”
He spoke about the declaration a little more during an interview with Huffington Post, saying:
There’s nothing worse than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘again?’ You know, I like it when something’s good and when it comes back there’s a reason to come back, there’s a reason to do that. Like I feel like there’s gotta be a reason to do things and I always had a reason to be punk. Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at Atlanta as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn’t be punk anymore. As much as ‘Redbone’ is a punk song because it’s a gospel song that’s on the radio, I’m like there’s only so far you can go before you just are the radio.
August 1 with The Roots
August 2 with The Roots
August 3 with The Roots
August 4 with The Roots
August 5 with Chris Rock
August 6 with Chris Rock
August 9 with Erykah Badu
August 15 with Very Special Guest
August 17 with Chance The Rapper
August 18 with Trevor Noah
August 19 with Childish Gambino
August 20 with Ms. Lauryn Hill
August 23 with Yasiin Bey
August 24 with Ali Wong and Special Guests